Following up on the July 16 A5 article about postponing the vote about accessory dwelling units. Postponing the vote is the only responsible thing to do. Putting the groundbreaking ADU legislation through during this time of meeting attendance disconnect is not fair to city residents, who ar…
Readers who object to U.S. forces leaving Afghanistan should be willing to volunteer and/or to send their sons and daughters to Afghanistan to extend our 20-yearlong combat mission there. I’m sure the U.S. Army would welcome able-bodied volunteers.
I’m writing in response to “Why Gun Control is needed right now.” The short version of my response is that it’s not needed – we already have more than a sufficient (and unnecessary) amount of it.
Let me see if I understand correctly: People who have been vaccinated against covid/ novel coronavirus comprise almost none of the newly-identified cases, while those who have not been vaccinated comprise almost all of the new cases and, perhaps more disturbing, latest deaths.
“A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money.” Though this line was first written by the New York Times in 1938, many Americans will recall it was made famous by Illinois Sen. Everett Dirksen in 1985 during a Senate budget meeting where he was expressing concer…
County Executive Jan Gardner should explain in this newspaper the inequities that currently exist in county government, and why she, as the head of government, permits them to continue.
If you watched the EuroCup final, you noticed the players for England and Italy standing joyfully for their respective anthems. That is what should happen when you’re representing your country. But recently, USA hammer thrower Gwen Berry decided to protest (from the podium) during the anthem…
First of all, Ann – Thank you for the years of stories that took us to farms, flowers, mountains, holidays and life. And the tribute – Many years ago, Ann Love took a teenage girl into her house to watch over her children.
Every year, tens of millions of Americans have contact with the police. It could be for any reason: a traffic stop, a noise complaint, a theft report — anything.
I have only one question for Sheriff Chuck Jenkins — “Who the hell do you think you are?” I am sure the captains and chiefs of the various police departments in the cities where Black motorists are being beaten to death thought there was no systemic racism in their ranks either.
I am puzzled and a little disturbed by the commentary on a recent traffic stop in which Councilman Kai Hagen stopped to see if the person who was pulled over was OK. Nothing else happened except that he pulled over and asked if everything was OK.
I read with interest in Thursday’s Frederick News-Post that County Councilman Kai Hagen apologized for his recent actions interfering with a traffic stop after being adamant that he had done nothing wrong. I was wondering if the recent News-Post poll showing 78 percent of respondents felt he…
A study was recently released by three distinguished professors from University of Utah and University of Nebraska at Omaha regarding the impact of the George Floyd rioting and law enforcement resignations.
Kai Hagen: Frederick County’s new vigilante-in-chief. Hagen had absolutely no business and even less authority, interfering with a police matter that was in progress.
A recent column by two former and two present Frederick County Public Schools students — Virginia Borda, Myrah Contento, Callie Miller and Sasha Zvaners — quietly challenges the complacency, denialism and status quo protectionism of too many of us seasoned adults. [Climate change education o…
During these recent times of anti-police sentiment among more radical ideological groups, police safety is a paramount concern among all those who hold the public safety in high regard. The interference by County Councilman Kai Hagen during a traffic stop on Father's Day weekend put both him…
Over the July Fourth weekend, I heard an extremely disastrous report, there were incidents where 150 people were shot and either wounded or killed, and over 400 events that involved the use of guns.
- Frederick County needs alternative teacher certification
- Time to recognize the changing world around us
- No good deed goes unpunished
- A case of Darwin's Law?
- Tell us what inequities exist in government
- We can do better
- The NFL needs more Rob Havensteins
- Gun control supporters should take aim elsewhere
- Independent local police review boards needed
- A trillion here and a trillion there
I’ve lived in Frederick for three years since I retired, moving from New Jersey. I choose to be aware of local politics and current events wherever I have lived (I’ve lived in five states) and it never ceases to amaze me how petty and bias local coverage chooses to be regarding interactions …
The Frederick community is generous in so many ways. I see this generosity as coordinator of the Frederick city school supply drive for 11 years, as the community donates school supplies as well as funds to serve thousands of students.
Frederick’s downtown sidewalks are hazardous and generally impassable. I absolutely agree with Don DeArmon’s column and observations that the restaurants and other storefront businesses have turned what once was a pedestrian-friendly town into a nightmare. (Downtown Frederick Partnership has…
I find the reaction The Frederick News-Post expressed in its July 5 editorial (Hagen wrong to interfere in traffic stop) unreasonable toward Kai Hagen as he stopped to check on the condition of a motorist who was pulled over by the sheriff’s office. The immediate condemnation and subsequent …
The editorial which appeared in the July 5 edition of the Frederick News-Post (Hagen wrong to interfere in traffic stop) has me disagreeing with the paper.
Mr. Hagen showed his arrogant and above-the-law attitude by getting involved in a recent traffic stop. I find his knowledge of police work just amazing. He says he noticed a deputy was pulling over a car that wasn’t speeding, so he didn’t know what that was about. Obviously, it could be a lo…
I write in response to the recent front-page article, “Sheriff blasts councilman on radio show.” County Council member Kai Hagen had stopped to check on the well-being of a Black driver who had been pulled over by police even though Hagen had not witnessed inappropriate driving. Sheriff Chuc…
On July 1, the Frederick News-Post reported that County Council member Kai Hagen exercise his right as a citizen when he saw a Frederick County sheriff's deputy stop a car driven by someone of color. He became a witness.
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